Ms MMM's Mind

On Blogging

16 March, 2015
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Well, look what we have here hey? Another post by me.

I have decided if there is a door out of this pity party that I am in; it’s to blog.

Everyday.

Just sit down and blog about? Shiz, of course.

By rising each morning with little to no purpose, has been deteriorating on my emotional well being. I think the realisation and utter disbelief that I am still not back to my usual sparky and fit self has made me feel really down, and I have wondered what on earth is next for me.

So yeah here I am. Trying to get some purpose back into my life and writing. Writing because that is what I like to do, and I think in some small way at times, I connect with my readers.

Blogging, why would you do that?

When I started blogging back in early 2012, I did so without the approval of anyone at all. I just started because I felt a need to. The few people around me that knew about my blogging were really really supportive, so I continued. Mr MMM always read my blogs on the dunny in the morning times. Until such times as recently, he has always left that room laughing. So, I was always spurred on by him in a sick little way.

Blogging, are you qualified to write for that?

I wonder if that is how these little personal blogs start? Out of a feeling of needing to write and almost in secret. A creative mind let go on a keyboard. Not published for money making ventures. Nope just to write. I think it might be. Oh I did graduate through every grade in high school with A’s for English.  I guess that stuff might help sometimes.  But not when I have left my brains back in my coffee and spew out a post full of typos and grammar nazi worthy fits.

Blogging hey? Bet you have been given everything in your house for free just for doing that.

I am sure if I had of asked others what their thoughts on my blogging at the time, I would have been placed back in my ‘just the admin’ box and would have never had this awesome thing going on. And when I say awesome I mean, the feel good drug that blogging can be. Of course, I stay up late blogging just for the odd freebie that comes my way. Of course. Pfft.

But you don’t have a degree how can you have an opinion or voice?

I would never have learnt all of the things I now know about websites and social media and wouldn’t have my little content writing business without blogging. Of course there will continue to be people that don’t see my worth in my business, but for the people that I do work for, I know I make them proud, and that is all that matters. Besides, in my current employment of 15 years, I have attended NO TRAINING. NO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT…nudder. So you will have to excuse me for deciding to invest in myself. Online.

Goodness me, blogging. Aren’t you worried about your cyber safety? Or what about what your employer thinks of this? I bet you skive off in work time.

I love how I can only ever write on this blog when the house is dark and quiet Damn it … if there is such a thing as me time, this is it. I don’t think I am in breach of any IR laws? But who knows with the current government wanting more Mum’s back in the workplace…I could be?

Anyway, by leaving it to late at night to write, it means I can use the entire day to be inspired. And as for cyber safety … I would be more concerned about people thinking a private Facebook profile is safe than my cyber safety on this blog. As for my employer, this blog is here for good and never evil and rarely if ever have I spoke of my employment or anything that goes on in thus said employment. Far too much inspo going on in my private life to be needing to discuss anything else. Tell me again why you are asking me about my blogging in your work time?

How about all those weirdo’s on the net hey?

Yeah how bout them?  I wouldn’t have met some of the amazing people that are in my life today if it weren’t for this thing called blogging. Some are readers, some are fellow bloggers, some are people that promote brands, and others are just media people that I have grown to really really like. Weirdo’s? So nice to meet you normal person, I AM A WEIRDO.

So why did they pick you to go on the radio? Short on talent?

I wouldn’t have learnt what it was like to do live radio either. (Which reminds me, I need to get back to that and stop being afraid I will forget the question just asked of me in front of a zillion listeners.) Good old blogging again. Funnily enough, people like to listen to every day people on the radio. Not always the professional opinion or shock jockeys. Yeah, just normal old people like me.

Oh, you can’t swear like that on the Internet. It’s crass, and you’ll put brands and people off.

Have I ever looked like the sort of person that would attempt to mould herself into being what someone else wanted? Nope. Not ever. I am who I am. The people and brands that love me are also the people and brands I love the most too. See there is a place for all of us Mother Fucking Weirdos on the internet. You just have to believe me when I tell you, you need to stop trying to please everyone and be yourself instead.

THE END.

PS. I think I have aged this past three months. Don’t you think? Not that I have visited Dan Murphy’s to test that theory out yet but hey …I don’t think I will be asked for ID anymore. I finally have the beginning stages of fucking crows feet. Either that or that Instagram filter needs BINNING.

Catch ya tomorrow.

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  • domestic pixie16 March, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Love your work Missy
    I know how you feel
    I am over this being sick bullshit too
    You make this sick girl smile
    Sweet dreams beautiful

    • Gayel Stewart-Airs17 March, 2015 at 8:50 am

      Thanks my friend 🙂 I hope you’re feeling better very very soon. xg
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  • Vanessa17 March, 2015 at 8:24 am

    *waves to fellow weirdo*
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    • Gayel Stewart-Airs17 March, 2015 at 8:51 am

      Hey Weirdo! Where would we be hey …? If we both weren’t weirdos.
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  • rachel_ourtownbrisbane17 March, 2015 at 8:47 am

    This is awesome – you’ve pretty much summed up all the reasons I started blogging! I didn’t tell any of my friends or family about it for ages, probably because I didn’t want to have to explain myself.

    PS. What system do you use for your ads on the sidebar? They look lovely! I’m trying to work out which system /company to use and it’s doing my head in. Any advice would be gratefully received 🙂
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    • Gayel Stewart-Airs17 March, 2015 at 8:53 am

      It is lovely to indulge in something that feels so good and not have to justify it. Every human deserves that I think. Ads … yes I use Commission Factory. Great range of brands to choose from.
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  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages17 March, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Bloggers aren’t weirdos – we are awesome! Keep on being awesome Gayel.
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  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life17 March, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    There’s a few people that have asked me very similar questions about blogging! I think I’ll just refer them to this post of yours in future!
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    • Gayel Stewart-Airs17 March, 2015 at 9:10 pm

      You sure can Ingrid. I am sure there are more odd things people have said or asked me about blogging but I have deliberately made them drop out of my memory. Thanks for dropping by 🙂
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  • Mumma McD17 March, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Awesome & weirdo don’t have to be mutually exclusive; )
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  • Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy17 March, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Honestly, this could have been me writing this post! I too have my own business and contract myself out as a writer and I’m a social media manager for a magazine. If I hadn’t have started blogging, I wouldn’t have the career I do now. I would be absolutely lost without blogging and wouldn’t have met the wonderful people I have!
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    • Gayel Stewart-Airs17 March, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      Oh I love to hear stories like yours and mine. I have met a lot of people in my time stuck in jobs they hate. I love saying I love what I do and really and truly mean it. Thanks for dropping by Eva 🙂
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  • EssentiallyJess17 March, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I started blogging just cause. Four years later, and I’m still doing it ‘just cause.’ There’s something very liberating about it. 🙂
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  • Gayel Stewart-Airs17 March, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    I love’ just cause’. It is very liberating and you meet the very best of people along the way 🙂
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  • Bec @ The Plumbette18 March, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I started blogging 3 years ago for the sole purpose of building readers for a book I wrote. The book is unpublished but I have gotten so much more out of blogging than I ever thought I would. This post resonated with me on so many levels. X
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    • Gayel Stewart-Airs19 March, 2015 at 9:48 pm

      Blogs are like living things .. they grow and shape in ways we can’t imagine. Books are great .. i love them but they end too quickly. Blogs go on and on. Thanks for dropping by Bec 🙂
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  • Laney@thelaneyfiles19 March, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I haven’t been asked for ID in many years. Once at a bar, when I was in my 20’s, I got tapped on the shoulder from behind by security, wanting to see my ID. He looked at my face and said, ‘Oh no you’re ok.’. Didn’t need my ID!!!! He could have asked anyway, just to be nice!!
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    • Gayel Stewart-Airs19 March, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Ha! I haven’t been Id’d for some time myself. Security should just know to ask to keep us old girls SWEET!
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  • Tegan21 March, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Love it! There are people who have a lot of misconceptions around what exactly it takes to be a blogger or to blog. I think some people think that it’s as easy as writing and all of the other stuff doesn’t matter, but it’s simply not true. Most people blog because they want other people to read what they are writing, and well all that other stuff matters if you want your words in front of people.
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